Knighting lifts coveted stick at Axe Cliff

PUBLISHED: 08:43 26 May 2015 | UPDATED: 08:43 26 May 2015

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The annual battle at Axe Cliff for the coveted Lavarack Stick took place on Friday with a large number contesting this prestigious trophy, writes Rob Grove.

The competition is designed for the more elderly brethren (those over 70!) and this stableford competition produced a close result with Geoff Wake and Tony Strong disputing third place on countback as both finished with 34 points.

It was fitting perhaps that Sid Pember, who had produced a replica of the original stick for the winner to keep for a year, should come second with 38 points, but again only on countback from Peter Knighting

Peter agreed to keep the stick polished until next year. There were only two twos, recorded by Iain Bain and Ron Bragg.

Meanwhile, the club’s senior section was saddened to hear of the death of Albert Skinner who had been a stalwart of the club for many years. He was a true gentleman of the game and will be greatly missed by his friends at Axe Cliff.

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